Supervise the construction of short-term roads or tracks

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver DEFCA316B, 'Supervise the construction of short-term roads or tracks'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan road or track

1.1 Data relating to road requirements and restrictions is interpreted from instructions, expected time frame for usage and likely weather conditions.

1.2 Assistance is sought to survey road location.

1.3 Water courses and other ground obstacles are surveyed and their impact on road design is noted.

1.4 Crossing or entry points for other roads and tracks are planned.

1.5 Soil conditions are investigated to establish profile to sub-base level.

1.6 Extent and depth of clearing and cutting are planned.

1.7 Soil dumping or storage areas are planned to meet volume of soil to be removed, and access and restoration requirements.

1.8 Construction plan is developed in accordance with design, resources, risks and environmental considerations.

1.9 Availability of required road base and additional material is confirmed or material is ordered.

1.10Competence of team members is confirmed and monitored.

1.11Construction team is briefed in accordance with standard procedures.

1.12Liaison is undertaken with outside agencies as required.

1.13 Work health and safety (WHS) requirements and recognised safety precautions are applied throughout the operation in accordance with standard procedures.

2. Supervise road or track construction

2.1 Construction team is directed and supervised in accordance with the road or track construction plan.

2.2 All unexpected situations that require a quick and decisive response are recognised and responded to in accordance with operational requirements and standard procedures.

2.3 Checks are completed for drainage, levelling, road alignment and soil stability.

2.4 Support from outside agencies is organised and directed.

2.5 Technical advice is provided to higher authority or support agencies.

3. Supervise maintenance of road or track

3.1 Condition of road/track is monitored in relation to volume of traffic and expected future requirements.

3.2 Specific damage likely to lead to safety or environmental issues is identified and repaired or reported to controlling body immediately.

3.3 Normal wear and damage repair is planned and carried out with minimal disruption.

3.4 Ineffective drainage is noted and modified.

3.5 Areas of consistent damage are redesigned and remade.

4. Finalise the task

4.1 Post activity analysis is conducted and subsequent recommendations are made in accordance with standard procedures.

4.2 Equipment and stores are reconditioned, replaced or returned as applicable.

4.3 Documentation is completed in accordance with standard procedures.